Strategies you and your child can use to avoid Auditory Processing breakdowns

• Keep looking at the speaker

• Ask to have directions/information repeated or clarified if he/she feels confused

• Repeat information quietly to him/herself after it has been given verbally

• Ask someone to explain what words mean or use a dictionary

• Visualise or make a picture in his/her mind to help remember important points

• Wait until parent/teacher has finished talking before starting a task

• Write down information you need to remember, keep a diary

• Always study in a quiet area of the house

• Try to keep environment peaceful and organised

• Build up your child’s self esteem

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